Wage increase! What wage increase?

Fair Pay chief brags about wage-cutting decision:
Trevor Cormack makes a stunning point:
The decision (by the “Fair” Pay Commission ) was a carefully crafted to generate positive media coverage For instance, the ABC said it was “well above inflation”, but didn’t account for the wage freeze due to the lateness of the decision. And the media ignored the wage cuts that were going on further up the classification levels, where most workers are employed.

As a result, the Fair Pay Commission’s decision got headlines as if it was hiking wages, when secretly it was making sure most people’s pay “goes down in real terms”, so as to keep “real wages down at the minimum level”. No wonder the Prime Minister thinks it was “genius”.
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